MSc Scholarships

Find out more information regarding course scholarships, Cass scholarships, alumni discounts and other external funding opportunities for postgraduate study at Cass.

Cass Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2017 intake are now closed, with the exception of the Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship (deadline 4th July 2017) and the Santander Scholarship (deadline 23rd October 2017).

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have accepted, and paid the deposit for, a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time MSc degree at Cass Business School. We do not accept scholarship applications from applicants who do not hold an offer on an MSc degree at Cass Business School.

Decisions will be made by the awarding panels over the course of the summer, and most results will be announced between June and August. We understand the importance of confirming the results of the scholarships as soon as possible. All scholarship applicants will be informed of the decisions by email as and when they are made. Please note that we are not able to provide updates on the status of individual applications. Scholarship applications are competitive and we recommend that you prepare a back-up source of funding.

Stelios Scholarships


Cass Business School alumnus Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is the Chairman of easyGroup and is most famous for founding easyJet at the age of 28. He graduated with a Cass MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1988. His foundation, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is committed to dynamic philanthropy: making a positive, exponential difference through funding, inspiring and advising educational, entrepreneurial and environmental initiatives.

Value: At least three scholarships, each worth a minimum £10,000


Eligible courses: All finance-related courses

Geographical requirements: Must a permanent resident of the EU

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

For further information about the Foundation, please visit www.stelios.com.

Santander Scholarships


City, University of London is delighted to be a participating institution in the Santander Scholarship Scheme, earmarked for postgraduate masters students. Santander Universities Global Division was born in 1997 with the aim to support higher education as a means of contributing to the development and prosperity of society. Today, over 1,020 universities in many countries across the world are members of the Santander Universities network. Santander has generously donated a number of scholarships worth £5,000 each for students coming within the Santander Unversities Scheme for postgraduate study at Cass Business School. Postgraduate candidates must have undergraduates degrees from other affiliated Santander universities.

This scholarship is administered by City, University of London. For further information please contact funding@city.ac.uk

More information and to apply

September 11th Insurance Trust Scholarship


The September 11th Scholarship is provided by The September 11th Insurance Trust which is supported by Lloyds and a number of firms in the London insurance market. The Trust was established on the initiative of Aon and Marsh, in association with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), following the attacks in New York on 11th September 2001. The purpose of the Trust is to hold the proceeds of a charitable events, which are used to fund the education of young people working within the US or UK insurance industry.

There are two scholarships offered in memory of friends and colleagues who lost their lives in the attacks.

Value: Two scholarships each worth £10,000


Eligible courses: MSc Insurance and Risk Management.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need.

Other: Applicants will be required to demonstrate why they want to work in the insurance industry and why the financial assistance is important to them.

The Michael M Xylas MSc Scholarship


The Michael M Xylas Scholarship was established at Cass Business School by Mrs Matrona Egon (Xylas) in memory of her father, Michael Xylas.

Value: One scholarship of £24,000 or two scholarships of £12,000.


Eligible courses: MSc Energy, Trade and Finance, MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: N/A.

Pettman Scholarship


The Pettman Scholarship is donated by Professor Barrie Pettman and his wife, Maureen. Professor Pettman was one of the School's very first students, receiving his Master of Administrative Sciences in 1967, which was later converted into an MBA.

Value: £20,000


Eligible courses: All courses.

Geographical requirements: Open to permanent residents of New Zealand.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Other: The recipient agrees to repay the good fortune they have received through being awarded The Pettmann Scholarship. They will be expected to provide a similar scholarship for another student at Cass Business School within 25 years of receiving the scholarship, subject to their financial situation.

Fondazione Pietro Barbaro Scholarship


The Fondazione Pietro Barbaro aims to promote Mediterranean culture by organising cultural events, site-specific projects and temporary exhibitions in collaboration with higher education institutions, public authorities and private partners.

Value: £10,000.


Eligible courses: MSc Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Geographical requirements: Open to permanent residents of Italy.

Academic requirements: Applicants must be of the highest academic calibre, demonstrated by achievement of a first class degree.

Financial need: N/A.

Further information about Fondazione Pietro Barbaro

Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship


The Cass Real Estate Club Scholarship is awarded with funds raised by the student-led Cass Real Estate Club primarily through the highly successful annual Real Estate Conference.

To be eligible for the scholarship, prospective candidates must prove their need for financial assistance and display outstanding academic credentials. Those with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Value: Up to £18,000 to be split between several successful candidates or, in exceptional circumstances, to be awarded to one outstanding candidate.


Eligible courses: MSc Real Estate, MSc Real Estate Investment.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Details of how to apply are sent to all eligible offer-holders. The deadline to submit the application is 9am BST on 4th July 2017.

Haberman Fund


The Haberman Fund was set up to pay tribute to Professor Steven Haberman, former Dean of Cass Business School, who has been teaching and conducting research in Actuarial Science at Cass Business School for over 30 years.

Value: Two scholarships, each worth £4,000.


Eligible courses: MSc Actuarial Science.

Geographical requirements: None.

Academic requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence.

Financial need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

The Marketors’ Scholarship, Funded by the Marketors’ Trust of the Worshipful Company of Marketors


Cass Business School has partnered with the Marketors' Trust of the Worshipful Company of Marketors to award a bursary of £10,000 to a student who holds a valid offer of a full-time place on Cass's MSc in Marketing Strategy & Innovation.

The Marketors' Scholarship is for one year and will be awarded to a full-time postgraduate student for 2016 entry. The recipient must be able to demonstrate financial need, both in a written application form and in-person interview. It is also essential that the recipient has a desire to pursue a career in marketing and contribute to the marketing profession. The Marketors' Company has an extensive network and this is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate who wishes to have exposure to the field and build relationships with like-minded marketing professionals.

To be eligible for the Marketors' Bursary you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid offer of a full-time place on Cass's MSc in Marketing Strategy & Innovation for 2017 entry
  • Be a permanent resident of the UK
  • Be able to demonstrate strong academic merit based on undergraduate studies
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need
  • Be willing to undertake a project or piece of research work deemed to be of interest to the Company.

The Company will submit suggested broad themes of study and the student should submit the dissertation title to the Worshipful Company of Marketors. The process should be in accordance with the requirements of the University’s MSc programme. The Company will offer to provide appropriate mentoring to the student whilst working on the project or research topic to ensure a mutually satisfactory outcome from both a Company expectation and a student learning outcome.

If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please complete our online scholarship application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 2 May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to send supporting documents that will help to demonstrate financial need. The final selection will be made by an academic panel at the University.

If you have any questions about your eligibility or completing your application, please contact Kate Hodson

The Worshipful Company of Marketors is a City of London Livery Company. The Marketors promote marketing as a force for economic and public benefit, encouraging excellence in marketing and education and marketing in practice.


Eligible courses: MSc Marketing Strategy & Innovation

Geographical Requirements: Permanent citizen of the UK

Academic Requirements: Must be able to demonstrate academic excellence

Financial Need: Must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Cass Scholarship Deadlines

Cass Scholarship applications closed on 2 May 2017 at 5pm BST

Course Scholarships

Every year dozens of students on our postgraduate Programme are awarded this scholarship in recognition of their previous outstanding academic achievements and a strong course application..

This award is open to all applicants on full-time courses on the MSc Programme.

There is no need to apply for the course scholarship as it is awarded by the Admissions Panel and the candidates are shortlisted from the overall pool of successful applicants. The majority of course scholarships are awarded at the time the course offer is made, and while funds are still available.

The award amount can be up to 20% of the tuition fees and takes the form of a discount deducted from the second instalment of the tuition fees in January.

City University London alumni discount

Separate to these scholarship schemes all graduates of City University London are entitled to a 10% discount on the fees of a Cass MSc course. Please note that, as we aim to offer bursaries to as many outstanding students as we are able to, City Alumni may only accept either the alumni discount or a course bursary/early-bird discount (if available) - the larger amount would normally take precedence. For more information, please visit this page.

Terms and Conditions of Awards

Please be informed that it is Cass Business School Masters Programme policy that only one Cass scholarship/course scholarship award/alumni discount/early-bird discount can be offered to each applicant. Should you be awarded any other scholarship or be fully funded by an outside source (with the exception of a repayable bank loan) you would have to make a choice of which award you would like to accept.

All scholarships and discounts are credited towards the second instalment of tuition fees; students are therefore required to pay the whole of the first instalment (or the remaining fees if the award is larger than half the tuition fees) during registration.

Further details of the terms and conditions of accepting a scholarship/discount will be provided in the award confirmation letter.

Other funding opportunities for Masters students

We recommend that you have a back-up source of funding in the event that you are not successful for any Cass scholarships. The below links might be useful as alternative sources of funding, and your home government might also provide scholarships for study abroad.

Some of these scholarships/loans have early deadlines and require you to already hold an offer on a Masters course.